Chile Relleno Recipes

Make authentic chile rellenos at home with trusted recipes from home cooks like you.

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Real Chiles Rellenos

Rating: 4.5 stars 193
Just like your favorite Mexican restaurant! This unique, flavorful sauce and light, crispy batter will make it worth the little effort and time to prepare this cheesy classic at home. The steps are easy, and you can find Mexican oregano and comino in the Mexican spice section of any grocery store. Stuff and freeze the peppers in advance to save time!

Chile Rellenos

Rating: 4.5 stars 210
Delicious green chiles stuffed with cheese, dipped in a special batter and fried in canola oil.

Chiles Rellenos de San Joaquin

Rating: 4.5 stars 13
This is my adaptation of a chiles rellenos potluck recipe a friend described to me--so far everyone loves it. It can take some time to make, but it's worth it! Cotija cheese is a salty, hard cheese available in the Hispanic section of many grocery stores. It is similar to feta which could be used as a substitute in this recipe. But cotija is getting easier to find and makes this recipe more authentic!

Chili Rellenos Casserole

Rating: 4.5 stars 1141
Easy to prepare and loaded with flavor, this is great for a busy weeknight and is good enough for company.

Authentic Mexican Chile Rellenos

Rating: 4.5 stars 256
Tasty chile rellenos made with Anaheim chiles filled with Mexican cheese.

Chiles Rellenos (Stuffed Peppers)

Rating: 4.5 stars 165
This is a great traditional Mexican dish. It takes a little bit of time, but it is worth every minute! Provecho! Serve with a side of Spanish Rice.

Chili Relleno Casserole

Rating: 4.5 stars 145
This is a quick and delicious dinner. My husband loves it.

Chile Relleno Casserole

Rating: 4 stars 180
This is a Mexican-style casserole made with hamburger and green chile peppers. It produces a much simpler version of chile rellenos, which are simply stuffed chile peppers.

Baked Beef Chiles Rellenos Casserole

Rating: 4.5 stars 25
Super-easy, delicious, and low-carb version of chiles rellenos. Serve with dollops of low-fat sour cream and pico de gallo or salsa.

Tostones Rellenos (Stuffed Plantain Cups)

Rating: 4 stars 10
The filling for tostones rellenos can vary greatly: ceviche, octopus salad, pico de gallo, salsa, garlic shrimp, etc. These are stuffed with picadillo (seasoned ground beef) and cheese, but use your imagination. The possibilities are endless!

Chile Relleno Pancakes

Rating: 5 stars 13
This tasted and felt just like a chile relleno, which isn't surprising, as we used the same ingredients. Not only did it taste the same, but I think it's easier to eat, since we don't have to worry about eating around the seedpod and stem. If you love chile rellenos as much as I do, you'll love these pancakes.

Hatch Chile Relleno Casserole with Ranchero Sauce

Hatch chiles are New Mexico's gift to the world. Here are layers of Hatch chiles and melted cheese wrapped up in a coat of puffy egg and then baked instead of fried.

Inspiration and Ideas

Quick Chiles Rellenos Bake
Rating: Unrated 23
This is a great dish that is quick and easy and reheats well. Mild green chiles are filled with cheese, and wrapped in tortillas, then baked with a creamy enchilada sauce.
Squash Blossom Chile Relleno with Walnut Cream Sauce
Poblano chiles are stuffed with a chorizo and squash blossom saute, then deep fried and served with a walnut cream sauce.